WHITEFIELD -- Edmund P. Prescott, 90, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the Scarborough Gosnell Hospice.
Edmund was born May 17, 1918, in Whitefield, the 4th child of Pearl and Maud (Pullen) Prescott. They were originally from Palermo. They were blessed with 13 children.
Edmund attended schools in North Whitefield and graduated from 8th grade in Coopers Mills. He attended High School at Kings Mills and graduated from Cony High School in 1939.
When Edmund was nine years old, he had a newspaper route. He walked many miles delivering 'Grit' to his customers. When he was seventeen, he worked at Rideway Camp in Jefferson. Edmund started working with his father for the State Highway Dept. when he was 16 and her retired in January of 1976.
Edmund spent three summers on Monhegan Island. He stayed and worked at the Island Inn, he loved the ocean. He prepared fish and meat for range cooking for the guests at the Inn. While on the island, he met Evelyn Brackett, she also worked at the Inn. Edmund and Evelyn were married Oct. 12, 1940. They had a son Calvin Edmund, born July 30, 1943. Sadly, Evelyn was in a very serious car accident and didn't survive.
Edmund married Marguerite Waller May 4, 1957. They had a daughter, Mary Louise on April 2, 1958. They lived on the Townhouse Road in Whitefield until 1976 and at that time they moved to Farmingdale.
Edmund loved to fish and hunt, he was happiest when he was tromping through the woods looking for that 'Big Buck.' He also enjoyed raising a garden. He grew the best 'Kennebec' potatoes.
Edmund was a 'great' husband, father and grandfather. His family came first. He was also a great story teller, he was happy when he was passing along a story to his grandkids or his nieces and nephews.
Edmund was a 50 year member of the Masons. He attended Riverside Lodge # 135 of Jefferson.
He was predeceased by Evelyn and Marguerite; sisters, Avis Lewis, Jennie Brann and Hazel Fowle and his brothers, Percy, Elmer, Eugene and Charles. Edmund is survived by his son Calvin and his wife Wilma of Steep Falls, and their three children, Mary Evelyn (Lynn) Lewis, husband Kyle and four kids, Cassandra, Kodey, Kent and Cameron of Jordan, Minn., Shannon Prescott and her husband Seamus Walsh of Glenburn, Charles (Chuck) Prescott and wife Lori DuBois of Williamstown, Mass.; Edmund's daughter, Mary Harrison of Farmingdale and her three children, John, Ben and Naomi; three sisters, Lizabelle Heath, Mabel Farrin and Arlene Gray; sisters-in-law, Pat Prescott and Dorothy Clary; brothers Norman and Pearl Jr.; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
A graveside committal service will be held later at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery Dresden Mills. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.
Memorial donations may be
made in Edmunds memory to:
The Highland Ave. United
Methodist Church Memorial Fund
Care of Kay Gregory
74 Adams St.
Farmingdale, Maine 04344
Edmund P. Prescott
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Staples Funeral Service
53 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Apr. 7, 2009